49ers women drop an extra time heartbreaker against Liberty

The Charlotte 49ers women’s soccer team has started the season on a long road trip. After a win in Greensboro against UNC Greensboro, the 49ers lost two in a row to Coastal Carolina and UNC Wilmington.

The ladies looked to bounce back against the Flames from Liberty Thursday night in Lynchburg, Virginia. The 49ers and Flames remained knotted at 0-0 through regulation before Liberty was able to send one to the back of the net in 109th minute.

The 49ers (1-3) had opportunities in the opening 45 minutes including a great chance from senior Amanda Jones late in the first half. However, the Liberty keeper was able to keep her hands on it before the ball made it to any of Jones’ teammates.

Liberty (2-2) out-shot the 49ers 26-13 on the night, but Charlotte was able to get more shots on goal with a 7-5 advantage in that category. Jones and Martha Thomas led the 49ers with three shots a piece on the night, while Alanna Dunkle from Liberty was able to get off eight shots of her own to lead the Flames.

Annika McHenry played a solid game in goal for the 49ers with seven saves but Liberty just kept pounding on the door until they were able to net the deciding goal.

The 49ers will look to bounce back against Clemson this Sunday in the last game of the road trip before heading home to take on Winthrop on September 17. Those games are at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively.

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